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Before The Night Comes

Before The Night Comes

‘…would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?’ (Luke 22:48)

Called / out / to be / something doesn’t fit, no place for it
No way you’ll get a yes, only questions ’bout the mess
Please please please please please
Leave fires burning before you take flight
Vanish in the night / vanish in the n – i – ght.

I hear you talking all the time
I see you catch the eye of the blind
I watch you kiss like a lie, like a lie, like a lie.
Bowing and scraping, a slave in the making
Bowing and scraping, a slave in the making.

You / don’t / believe me
You think it’s alright to keep the peace
God help you to find release.

Lonely’s what you need for this kind’a seed
Quiet-lonely-dark, no face, no trace
Just a deep hidden impulse
So take-it and run
Run out where the fire’s lit
It’ll find its way home, it’ll find its way home.

Called / out / to be / something doesn’t fit, no place for it
No way you’ll get a yes, only questions ’bout the mess
Please please please please please
Leave fires burning before you take flight
Vanish in the night / vanish in the n – i -ght.

I hear you talking all the time
I see you catch the eye of the blind
I watch you kiss like a lie, like a lie, like a lie.
Bowing and scraping, a slave in the making
Bowing and scraping, a slave in the making.

You / don’t / believe me
You think it’s alright to keep the peace
God help you to find release.

Time marches on and the day is all gone.
Day / gone, day all gone
Stolen-lost-forever from a life made to celebrate this
Earth Mother’s child
All gone down the hour-glass sand / down the hour-glass sand
Day gone / day all gone.

Called / out / to be / something doesn’t fit, no place for it
No way you’ll get a yes, only questions ’bout the mess
Please please please please please
Leave fires burning before you take flight
Vanish in the night / vanish in the n – i – ght.

(Peter Volkofsky, 1997 [ed version 2014])

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